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Three UK charity workers killed by IDF strike


Updated news reveals three Brits were killed in a deadly blast

It has emerged that three UK aid workers were killed in a deadly strike by Israeli forces on three vehicles operated by the charity World Central Kitchen in Gaza.

It was initially reported one staff member was from the UK but an update revealed three of the seven killed were British citizens

John Chapman, 57, James Henderson, 33, and James Kirby, 47, were named as those killed.

It has plunged humanitarian aid to Gaza into doubt after WCK suspended its operations in the region.

The British nationals are thought to be former soldiers who were part of the charity’s security team.

The charity's founder, celebrity chef José Andrés, said the victims were "angels" and called on Israel to stop its "indiscriminate killing".

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a video message on Tuesday saying: "It happens in war, we check it to the end, we are in contact with the governments, and we will do everything so that this thing does not happen again.”

US-based WCK aims to provide meals in humanitarian crises. The charity said it had served 42 million meals over 175 days in Gaza - working out at roughly 240,000 per day.

Last month the charity was part of the first maritime humanitarian aid shipment mission to Gaza.

A shipment of 240 tonnes of food, which was just off the coast of Gaza, has been forced to return to Cyprus as there was no way to offload it.



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